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‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ Trailer Reaction

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With two films under its belt, The Hunger Games has proven itself to be one of the most lucrative film franchises in history. With the imminent release of  the third film in the promised film quadrilogy in the next two months, excitement is at an all-time high.

After the release of a teaser a few months before, the first official trailer from Lionsgate has finally been revealed, and it includes a ton of new footage.

Right off the bat, it’s pretty obvious that Mockingjay is going to be a war film. Numerous shots of Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence), Gale (Liam Hemsworth) and the other members of the resistance forces opposed to the tyrannical dictatorship of President Snow (Donald Sutherland) can be seen fighting against the Capital’s faceless legions of stormtroopers. Explosions, burning buildings and people scared shitless covers the majority of what is seen in the collection of clips. If the trailer’s money shot of Katniss and Gale’s face-off against two militarized hover-jets doesn’t get you excited, I don’t know what does.

In addition to the visually impressive footage, you have a very dramatic and chilling score to go along with the chaos and deaths occurring on-screen. Lawrence’s narration also provides additional gravitas to the action. Her brief, yet very poignant conversation with Snow reveals what fans of the movies and books already knew. Protecting the ones you love most always seems to destroy us.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 opens November 21, 2014.

What do you think of this latest trailer? How can the last two movies in the franchise improve upon the success of the first two? Let us know in the comments below! No spoilers, please!

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